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Minority Scholarship Application Process Begins
Minority Scholarship Poster The American Physical Society is once again pleased to announce the APS Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors. African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students who are college freshmen or sophomore physics majors, and who are US citizens or permanent residents, are invited to apply. The online application deadline is February 3, 2012. Awards are $2000 and $3000 per academic year.
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Internship for Undergraduate Women
APS and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women, to encourage female students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The deadline for the Summer 2012 internship is February 1, 2012.
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2012 PhysTEC and AAPT Winter Conferences–February 3-4 in Ontario, California
The 2012 PhysTEC Conference will occur in conjunction with AAPT’s annual winter meeting in Ontario, California from February 3-4, 2012. The conference is the nation’s largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education. It features workshops, panel discussions, and presentations by national leaders, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The registration and housing reservation deadline is January 16, 2012.
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November 2011 Slide 11: Physics BS Rocks the MCAT Physics InSight has Undergone a Facelift
The slide show still presents information on physics careers, interesting topics, and salary and employment, but in a new eye-catching format. APS hopes these slide shows will be shown in venues frequented by potential physics majors, such as university science buildings.
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AIP Statistical Research Center Publishes New Reports
The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center recently published new reports on the initial employment of physics PhD recipients, girls taking physics in US high schools, and graduate physics degree data. The Statistical Research Center also offers reports and additional data on education and employment in physics.
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Editor: Alan Chodos

December 2011 (Volume 20, Number 11)

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Articles in this Issue
The Physicists are Coming! The Physicists are Coming!
International Conference of Graduate Students Invades Nation’s Capital
Electronic Coalition May Save Some Texas Programs
APS Calls for Outreach Grant Proposals
APS Starts New Recognition Program for Women
Science gets Budget Boost, but Congress Slams OSTP
Plasma Meeting Features Research on High Pressures, Fusion Reactors, and Etching
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Inside the Beltway
The Education Corner
Profiles in Versatility
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science